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Audience travel and carbon offset

Caroline Aston, the Audience Insight Manager at Chichester Festival Theatre takes us through their work to reduce their carbon footprint and engage their audiences in the process.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Case studies

Report and webinar: Act Green national sector survey

A report by Indigo following their national sector survey, Act Green. The survey was designed to find out more about how audiences feel about the climate emergency and what role they think cultural organisations should play in tackling it. Sponsored by Point One.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Research

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Behind the Scenes: Ki Culture. Blog 1- Caitlin Southwick

In the first of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Ki Culture, their Executive Director Caitlin Southwick looks at the challenges setting up this international nonprofit working to unite culture and sustainability.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Culture, Climate and Environmental Responsibility: Annual Report 20-21

Every year Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle produce an Environmental Responsibilities Report celebrating the successes of creative and cultural organisations in acting on national and international climate targets.  This 2020-21 report covers data and insight from a year when England was subject to three national lockdowns.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Research

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Now, New and Next: Fundraising philanthropy and the environmental agenda

The Spring 2022 edition of Now, New and Next from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy explores fundraising philanthropy and the environmental agenda. Trends, statistics and expertise for arts, heritage and cultural fundraisers.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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An SME’s guide to reducing your carbon footprint and environmental impact

This comprehensive guide by Retail Merchant Services takes you through the key steps you need to take to reduce both your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Sketchnote: Culture, climate and carbon footprints

The AMA commissioned Mandy Johnson, Sketchnotes UK to create sketchnotes for some of the key sessions in its 2021 Conference, Change for Good. This beautifully illustrated sketchnote draws out the key points from the panel discussion on culture, climate and carbon footprints.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

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Think Piece: Sustainability is not sustainable unless everyone is involved

In this passionate call for action, Caitlin Southwick, Founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture argues that to become effective advocates for climate justice we need to work together; to share our ideas and co-create solutions. We need to share best practices and combine our knowledge and expertise to find solutions that work.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

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How to create a sustainable website: coding and hosting

In the second of a series of 3 articles, Katie Parry from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, gives practical tips to reduce your website’s energy consumption. Here she focuses on coding and hosting. This post is sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Sustainable content creation tips

In the third of a series of 3 articles, Katie Parry from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, gives practical tips to reduce your website’s energy consumption.  Here she digs deep into sustainable content creation tips. This post is sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Sustainable web design – make your website better for the environment

In the first of a series of 3 articles, Katie Parry from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, gives practical tips to reduce your website’s energy consumption. This post is sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Webinar: the road to zero carbon

A webinar by Julie’s Bicycle focusing  on climate policy, decarbonisation trends, and key case studies from the sector.  


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Environmental policy and action plan guidelines

Guidelines from Julie’s Bicycle to help you develop your environmental policy with examples of what a policy should look like in practice.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Edinburgh Art Festival: Environmental sustainability in policy and programming

Amanda Airey, Festival Administrator and Green Champion at Edinburgh Art Festival talks about their work on climate mitigation, adaptation and advocacy. Part of Creative Carbon Scotland‘s Cultural Adaptations Conference 2021.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Sustainable web design: how to reduce your website’s carbon footprint

Creating, storing and consuming digital content is hugely resource intensive and consequently highly polluting. Caspian Turner, Head of Strategy, Substrakt talks us through how to reduce our website’s carbon footprint.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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HOME Manchester: Carbon Pioneers

HOME demonstrates environmental commitment and leadership from rooftop honeybee hives and sustainable procurement to carbon literacy training and creative programming. HOME not only shows what positive environmental change looks like, they share and inspire others too – their peers, their neighbours, their communities – locally, nationally and beyond.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Guide to Green Champions: building competency and capacity

With the climate crisis of growing prominence among audiences, artists, funders and wider society, the role of a Green Champion is more crucial than ever. Creative Carbon Scotland‘s Guide to Green Champions provides ideas and advice for new and experienced Green Champions working within the culture sector.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

17 ways to make your website more energy efficient

Tom Greenwood, Managing Director, Wholegrain Digital provides a handy list of top things you can do to minimise wasted energy and make sure your website is as energy efficient as possible.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Toolkit: Embedded Artists for Climate Adaptation

From 2018 to 2021 Cultural Adaptations worked together with international partners, and with funding from the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and co-funding from the Scottish Government, to explore how creativity and creative practice can help our society to adapt. This toolkit is for adaptation practitioners, researchers, policy makers, artists and cultural organisations ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Adapting cultural business models for climate change

John O’Brien, consultant gives an interactive presentation on adapting cultural business models for climate change. Includes downloadable presentation and video. Commissioned by Cultural Adaptations.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools